Last week when we were in Chicago, I had one clothing mission for myself. I wanted a new dress. I tried ordering a dress from Matilda Jane. It was too small. I tried ordering a dress from Shabby Apple. The top was too big and it made me look as large as a barn.
During the end of our glorious shopping day downtown I sent Tillie and Tim to Barnes and Noble so I could shop in peace at Anthropologie. I was willing to pay full price, but I didn't see anything that caught my eye, so I meandered over to the sales section. (You can only meander at Antropologie. There are too many cute things to look at.)
I actually found a few cute dresses I really liked the look of. The fitting room attendant excitedly exclaimed over one of my choices. She LOVED the dress and hoped I would too. So versatile, fun and comfy. Having worked in retail for a number of years, I can tell when a sales associate is being sincere. She was.
I eagerly tried on that dress first. It almost worked, but it was a little tight on top. (I know, right? When does that happen.) I tried on the other three dresses. They fit, but they just weren't flattering. I bought them back out and started looking again. I really wanted a new dress and there were none to be had in Grand Rapids. There was a rack of new markdowns near the fitting room entrance so I found a few dresses to try on there.
As I was looking, the fitting room attendant came back with a dress she wanted me to try. She had it, had worn it to Easter and it had just been marked down another $50 that night before. It was pretty cute, so I said sure. She explained how great it is because you can wear it as a dress, as a coat or with black leggings or skinny jeans. All true.
This is the kicker. She then asked if I had skinny jeans or black leggings. I guess I looked that unfashionable that I wouldn't have those two staples in my wardrobe. *sigh* I do realize that my style has slipped a bit since Tillie was born.
But! The dress? It was great on. And! She brought me a medium and it fit perfectly. Thanks to Tillie, that hasn't happened in a while. I wore it Sunday to church and felt super-cute. After Tillie was in bed I quick ran to Family Fare and I threw my skinny jeans on underneath it. Still cute, and almost overdressed for my local grocery store.
I love my new dress.